Ambassadors of Goodwill:
The American Friends Service Committee Abroad
Project Bibliography

Voices of the Emergency Peace Campaign

  • Frost, J. William. “‘Our Deeds Carry Our Message’: The Early History of the American Friends Service Committee.” Quaker History 81, no. 1 (Spring 1992): 1-51.
  • Holden, Charles J. “‘Patriotism Does Not Mean Stupidity’: Student Antiwar Activism at UNC in the 1930s.” North Carolina Historical Review 85, no. 1 (January 2008): 29-56.
  • Ingle, H. Larry. “‘Truly Radical, Non-violent, Friendly Approaches’: Challenges to the American Friends Service Committee.” Quaker History 105, no. 1 (Spring 2016): 1-21.
  • Melosh, Barbara. “‘Peace in Demand’: Anti-War Drama in the 1930s.” History Workshop 22 (October 1986): 70-88.
  • Mendlesohn, Farah. “Denominational Difference in Quaker Relief Work During the Spanish Civil War: The Operation of Corporate Concern and Liberal Theologies.” Journal of Religious History 24, no. 2 (June 2000): 180-195.
  • Pois, Anne Marie. “The U.S. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and American Neutrality, 1935-1939.” Peace & Change 14, no. 3 (July 1989): 263-284.


Shipboard Orientation: A Voyage in International Understanding

  • Cohen, G. Daniel. “Between Relief and Politics: Refugee Humanitarianism in Occupied Germany 1945-1946.” Journal of Contemporary History 43, no. 3 (July 2008): 437-449.
  • Danielson, Leilah. “‘It Is a Day of Judgment’: The Peacemakers, Religion, and Radicalism in Cold War America.” Religion & American Culture 18, no. 2 (Summer 2008): 215-248.
  • Jenkins, Roy. “Special Relationships: The Postwar Bequest.” Foreign Affairs 76, (May 1997): 200-204.
  • Kunz, Diane B. “The Marshall Plan Reconsidered: A Complex of Motives.” Foreign Affairs 76, (May 1997): 162-170.
  • Marshall, George C. “Marshall Plan Speech” (speech, Harvard University, June 5, 1947), The George C. Marshall Foundation,
  • “A Quaker View of American Foreign Policy.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 8, no. 4 (April 1952): 111-115.
  • Reid, Fiona, and Sharif Gemie. “The Friends Relief Service and Displaced People in Europe after the Second World War, 1945-48.” Quaker Studies 17, no. 2 (March 2013): 223-243.
  • Reynolds, David. “The European Response.” Foreign Affairs 76, no. 3 (May 1997): 171-184.
  • Stephenson, Carolyn M. “Elise Boulding and Peace Education: Theory, Practice, and Quaker Faith.” Journal of Peace Education 9, no. 2 (2012): 115-126.
  • Zahra, Tara. “‘The Psychological Marshall Plan’: Displacement, Gender, and Human Rights after World War II.” Central European History 44, no. 1 (March 2011): 37-62.


Quakers Sail to Vietnam: The American Friends Service Committee and Peace Activism

  • Boardman, Elizabeth Jelinek. The Phoenix Trip: Notes on a Quaker Mission to Haiphong. Burnsville, NC: Celo Valley Books, 1985.
  • DeBenedetti, Charles. “On the Significance of Citizen Peace Activism: America, 1961–1975.” Peace & Change 9, no. 2‐3 (1983): 6-20.
  • Herring, George C. From Colony to Superpower: US Foreign Relations Since 1776. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Hershberger, Mary. Traveling to Vietnam: American Peace Activists and the War. Syracuse University Press, 1998.
  • King, Sallie B. “They Who Burned Themselves for Peace: Quaker and Buddhist Self-Immolators during the Vietnam War.” Buddhist-Christian Studies 20, no. 1 (2000): 127-150.
  • McNamara, Robert S., and Brian VanDeMark. In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam. New York: Vintage, 1996.
  • “Quakers in the World.” Peace Witness and Relief Efforts during the Vietnam War. .
  • “Voyage of the Phoenix” Film. 1967.

The Peace Movement that Defined the Vietnam War